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How big do you want your tattoo to be?
My Tattoo is Too Small
My Tattoo is Too Large
Too big or not too big, that is the question.
Location, location, location.
- Is the tattoo for your benefit, or others?
- Which location on your body are deemed “allowable” for your career?
- How will it go with what you wear, how will it look on your body type?
- What are your attractive attributes that you wish to enhance or negative attributes you wish to hide?
- What style of tattoo best matches your personality?
Location and size directly correlate to one another.
Size and detail are usually the first considerations of your tattoo placement. If you are considering a larger tattoo, we highly recommend placing such a tattoo on a larger portion of your body. Does it have a lot of fine details such as swirls or shading that won’t be visible if the art has to be scaled down? If so, the back, the chest, and the thigh region are better for larger and more detailed tattoos.
For very small, simple designs, you may prefer a more whimsical placement. A small tattoo may lose impact if you choose a broad, empty area of skin, but an unexpected word or doodle offers an almost “treasure hunt” appeal to your body. Try places such as behind the ear, around a finger, or behind the joint of your ankle.
If you have a low pain tolerance or if this is your first tattoo, you may want to choose a simple design, and place it in an area that has few nerve endings and will take ink well. Backs, shoulders and upper arms are favored locations for such instances.
Stop by and see Jims Tattoo!
We are happy to cover the importance of size and location as we collaborate on your first or next tattoo design.